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Puppet module: sudo

This is a Puppet module for sudo based on the second generation layout (“NextGen”) of Example42 Puppet Modules.

Made by Alessandro Franceschi / Lab42

Based on the sudo module of CamptoCamp:

Official site:

Official git repository:

Released under the terms of Apache 2 License.

This module requires functions provided by the Example42 Puppi module (you need it even if you don't use and install Puppi)

For detailed info about the logic and usage patterns of Example42 modules check the DOCS directory on Example42 main modules set.


The configuration of the sudoers file(s) can be done following different approches:

  • Manage directly the /etc/sudoers file with the source or template arguments

  • Manage the whole /etc/sudoers.d/ directory content with the source_dir argument

  • Manage single entries in /etc/sudoers.d/ with the sudo::directive define (and eventually the main /etc/sudoers file with custom source/template)

  • Use custom sources for main config file

    class { 'sudo':
      source => [ "puppet:///modules/lab42/sudo/sudo.conf-${hostname}" , "puppet:///modules/lab42/sudo/sudo.conf" ], 
  • Use custom source directory for the whole configuration dir

    class { 'sudo':
      source_dir       => 'puppet:///modules/lab42/sudo/conf/',
      source_dir_purge => false, # Set to true to purge any existing file not present in $source_dir
  • Use custom template for main config file. Note that template and source arguments are alternative.

    class { 'sudo':
      template => 'example42/sudo/sudo.conf.erb',
  • Use default sudo class and specific sudo::directive entries

    sudo::directive { 'jenkins':
      content => "jenkins ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/puppi \n", # Double quotes and newline (\n) are needed here
    sudo::directive { 'developers':
      content => "template('example42/sudo/developers')", # Here is used a template
    sudo::directive { 'joe':
      source => 'puppet:///modules/example42/sudo/sudo-joe', # Here is used a static source
  • Automatically include a custom subclass

    class { 'sudo':
      my_class => 'sudo::example42',
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